WSYO Auditions

WSYo AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITION SCHEDULE - scheduled auditions for 2016-17 occurred in June. It may be possible to audition at this time; contact Peter Wiebe for more information).

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS - see below.

 

General audition information: We are looking for strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba and percussion. It is strongly encouraged that all audition candidates be taking private lessons. Saxophones may also be considered to cover missing parts in the orchestra; anyone interested, or having any questions, can contact Peter Wiebe.

 

Notes on audition prep - see below.

 

WSYO AUDITION excerpts

Excerpts for the 2016-17 audition are from Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony # 8 in b minor, first movement, and Die Fledermaus Overture by StraussClick on your instrument to see the excerpts required from these two pieces.

 

First Violin

Flute

French Horn

Percussion

Second Violin

Oboe

Trumpet

Harp

Viola

Clarinet

Trombone

 

Cello

Bassoon/Saxophone

Tuba

 

Bass

 

 

 

 

Woodwinds

Flute
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
 (1st flute part)
m. 170-195
m. 313-322 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m. 1-11
m. 281-310 
m. 388-end 

Oboe
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
 (1st oboe part)
m. 13-29
m. 314-322
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m. 57-72
m. 201-226

Clarinet
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
 (1st clarinet part)
D to F
m. 317-322 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m. 1-33
m. 236-255 
m. 281-312 
 

Bassoon/ Saxophone
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement

m. 26-42
m. 81-93
m. 238-256 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture

m. 166-200
m. 264-274 

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Brass

French Horn
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement (1st horn part)
m. 20-42
m. 134-149
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture (1st horn part)
m. 1-31
m. 256-274 

Trumpet
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement (1st trumpet part)
m. 170-197
m. 299-311 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture (1st trumpet part)
m. 1-12
m. 110-120
m. 237-260 

Trombone
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement (1st trombone part)
B to C 
m. 176-198
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture (1st trombone part)
m. 1-12
m. 181-189
m. 388-end 

Tuba
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement (third trombone part)
m. 170-207
m. 295-311 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture (third trombone part)
m.1-12
m.181-189
m. 357-371 
 

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Percussion

Percussion/Timpani
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement (timpani part)
m. 170-190
m. 299-311 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m. 110-141 (snare drum)

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Strings

First Violin
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
m. 176-194
letter E to letter F 
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m. 1-40
m. 75-110
m. 244-274 

Second Violin
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
m. 53-61
m. 176-194
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture
m.181-193
m. 244- 260 
m. 355-371 

Viola
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
m. 67-85
m. 176-194
m. 291-303
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture 
m.1-18
m. 353-372 

Cello
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
m.1-9
m. 44-53
m.291-322
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture 
m. 150-182
m. 320-355 

Bass
Schubert Unfinished Symphony # 8, first movement
m.1-9
m. 77-85
m. 202-212
Strauss, Die Fledermaus Overture 
m.1-12
m. 181-192 

Harp

 

 

A few notes on audition prep: 
1) Students that get help from their private teachers do much better at auditions. 
2) Students who listen repeatedly to the piece, with their music in front of them, do much better.
3) Use lots of bow/air and steady bowspeed/airspeed. Good posture helps with this!
4) Tuning is very important, and correct accidentals please! 
5) If you can't play something up so speed, better to play 20% (or more) slower, but in a clean and organized fashion - no rushing, and good sound. 
6) Make sure your rhythm is solid in the "easy passages" - and count rests and ties properly.